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Colloquialism and Slang Collections

2016 Cridland, Elly, Aussie Slang Dictionary: the A-Z true blue guide, Melbourne: Brolga Publishing.

2015 Miller, John, The Essential Lingo Dictionary of Australian Words and Phrases, Wollombi, NSW: Exisle Publishing.

2015 Povah, Frank, Aussie Slang Dictionary, Sydney: Bauer Media.

2014 McKenzie, Ian, A to Zed of Aussie Slang 2015, I. McKenzie.

2014 Moore, Bruce, 'Australian slang', in Julie Coleman (ed.), Global English Slang: Methodologies and Perspectives, London & New York: Routledge, 87-96.

2014 McInnes, Dianne, Aussie Phrases Down Under, Corinda, Qld: Pictorial Press Australia.

2012 McKenzie, Ian, Understanding Australian English, I. McKenzie.

2012 Bugeja, Paul, Aussie Talk: Australian Slanguage, Melbourne: Brolga Publishing.

2012 Tuffley, David, Australian Slang: a dictionary, Altiora Publications.

2012 Brown, Robert, et al., Aussie Slang Down Under, Corinda, Qld: Pictorial Press Australia.

2011 Ablan, Melanie, Oz-isms: a tourist's guide & giggle, rev. edn, Gordon, NSW: Sagamore Press.

2009 Miller, John, The Lingo Dictionary: favourite Australian words and phrases, Wollombi, NSW: Exisle Publishing.

2009 Seal, Graham, Dog’s Eye & Dead Horse: the complete guide to Australian rhyming slang, Sydney: Harper Collins.

2008 Wilkes, G.A., Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms, 5th edn of Wilkes 1996, Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

2006 Matthews, Anne, A Dingo’s Breakfast: a guide to Aussie lingo, Sydney: Hachette Livre.

2005  Ellingsworth, P. & K. Gerovich-Hall, How to Do it Like an Aussie with tongs and thongs, Craigie (WA): Inhoa Publishing.

2004 Hunter, Jenny, The True Blue Guide to Australian Slang, Frenchs Forest, NSW: New Holland Publishers.

2004 Lambert, James, Macquarie Australian Slang Dictionary, Macquarie University, NSW: Macquarie Library.

2004 Pope, David & Australian National Dictionary Centre, Aussie English for Beginners: Book 3, Canberra: National Museum of Australia.

2003 Pope, David & Australian National Dictionary Centre, Aussie English for Beginners: Book 2, Canberra: National Museum of Australia.

2003 Howey, Andrew, What’s It Like, Mate! Australian Expressions, Ringwood, Vic.: Brolga Publishing.

2003 Spilsted, Eric, The Best of Aussie Slang, Crows Nest, NSW: Eric Spilsted Publishing.

2003 Graham, Melva, Out Woop-Woop: a grab bag of Aussie-isms, Bendigo: M. Graham.

2003 Howard, Peter, Oz Slang (rev. ed.), Sydney: Peter Coroneos [first edition 1997].

2002 Pope, David & Australian National Dictionary Centre, Aussie English for Beginners, Canberra: National Museum of Australia.

2002 Stewart, Lolla, Aussie Slang Dictionary: easy guide to Aussie slang, Ringwood, Vic.: Brolga Publishing.

2001 Bick, Ralph, Colloquial Australian: contributions from Yiddish, Hobart: R. Bick.

2001 Butler, Susan, The Dinkum Dictionary: the origins of Australian words, Melbourne: Text Publishing.

2000 Plowman, Sonya, The Little Book of Great Aussie Slang, Noble Park, Vic.: Five Mile Press.

1999 Dawson, Sarah, Aussie Slang, Ringwood, Vic.: Penguin.

1998 Blackman, John, Aussie Slang: great Australian slang and phrases explained in basic English, Sydney: Pan Macmillan.

1998 Angelo, Denise, et al. Australian Phrasebook, 2nd edn, Hawthorn, Vic.: Lonely Planet.

1997 Howard, Peter, Oz Slang, Sydney: Peter Coroneos.

1996 Johansen, Lenie, The Penguin Book of Australian Slang: a dinkum guide to Oz, Ringwood, Vic.: Penguin [previous edition called The Dinkum Dictionary, Ringwood, Vic.: Viking O’Neil, 1991].

1996 Wilkes, G.A., A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms, 4th edn, Melbourne: Oxford University Press [first edition 1978].

1995 Blackman, John, John Blackman’s Best of Aussie Slang, Sydney: Sun.

1994 Gard, Stephen, Fantastic Australians, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press.

1994 Treborlang, Robert, The Little Book of Aussie Insults, Glebe, NSW: Pascal Press.

1993 Penna, Tom, Dingo’s Lingo: an ABC of an Aussie bloke’s day, Victor Harbor, SA: T.D. & T.J. Penna.

1992 Pinkney, Maggie, Aussie Slang Dictionary, Balwyn, Vic.: Whitehouse Publishing [previously published 1991: Balwyn, Vic.: Five Mile Press].

1991 Meredith, John, Dinkum Aussie Slang: a handbook of Australian rhyming slang, Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo Press.

1988 Blind Freddy, The Australian Dictionary of Insults and Vulgarities, Castle Hill, NSW: Peter Antill-Rose and Associates.

1988 Jonsen, Helen, Kangaroo’s Comments & Wallaby’s Words: the Aussie word book, New York: Hippocrene.

1986 Beckett, Richard (‘Crooked Mick of the Speewa’), The Dinkum Aussie Dictionary, Sydney: Child & Henry.

1986 Bowles, Colin, G’Day! Teach Yourself Australian in 20 Easy Lessons, Sydney: Angus & Robertson.

1986 Hudson, Bob & Larry Pickering, The First Australian Dictionary of Vulgarities & Obscenities, French’s Forest, NSW: Lilyfield.

1984 Meredith, John, Learn to Talk Old Jack Lang: a handbook of Australian rhyming slang, Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo Press.

1983 Aven-Bray, Ryan, Ridgey Didge Oz Jack Lang, Potts Point, NSW: The Author.

1977 Ramsay, Jim, Cop It Sweet: a dictionary of Australian slang and common usage, Darlinghurst, NSW: Allegheney News Service.

1967 Ward, Harvey E., Down Under without Blunder, Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle.

1965 Lauder, Afferbeck (pseud. of Alistair Morrison), Let Stalk Strine, Sydney: Ure Smith.

1965 Culotta, Nino (pseud. of John O’Grady), Aussie English: an explanation of the Australian idiom, Sydney: Ure Smith.

1959 Baker, Sidney J., The Drum: Australian character and slang, Sydney: Currawong Publishing.

1943 Baker, Sidney J., A Popular Dictionary of Australian Slang, 3rd edn, Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens.

1941 Baker, Sidney J., A Popular Dictionary of Australian Slang, Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens.

1924 Lawson, Gilbert H., A Dictionary of Australian Words and Terms, Sydney: Direct Hosiery Company.

1908 Garth, John H. ‘Some Australian Slang’, Australian Magazine, 9:2, 1249–52.

1895 Crowe, Cornelius, The Australian Slang Dictionary, Melbourne: printed by Robert Barr.

1882 Anon., The Sydney Slang Dictionary, Sydney: H.J. Franklin.

1819 Vaux, James Hardy, Memoirs of James Hardy Vaux (vol. 2 contains ‘New and Comprehensive Vocabulary of the Flash Language’), London: printed by W. Clowes.

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